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Posted Sat 11 Mar 17 at 09:00 AM

Our take as The Lions exit at the Quarter-Final stage

Millwall's historic Emirates FA Cup run came to an end at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon, as Tottenham Hotspur ran out 6-0 winners.

The Lions huffed and puffed throughout, but could not find their way past a Spurs side packed with international talent which made their class tell with a six-star show.

Neil Harris made two changes from his starting line-up for the 2-1 victory over MK Dons, with Steve Morison and Jed Wallace replacing Shane Ferguson and Fred Onyedinma.

Tottenham had the first attempt of the match following a spell of early pressure, but Heung-Min Son's shot found its way into the arms of Tom King.

Son once again tested King, before ex-Lions loanee Harry Kane had to make an early exit due to injury - he was replaced by Christian Eriksen.

The Lions began to grow into the game shortly before the halfway mark of the first-half, forcing a free-kick and a corner, but Spurs goalkeeper Michel Vorm was on hand to prevent any Millwall chances.

Morison had Millwall's first real attempt on goal in the 26th minute, but was unable to guide his curling effort inside the post.

Tottenham took the lead just after the half-hour mark. The ball dropped to substitute Eriksen inside the penalty area and the Danish international had no qualms in firing across King to open the scoring.

The lead was almost doubled five minutes later, but Victor Wanyama's header crashed against the crossbar.

Four minutes before half-time, however, Spurs' grip on a place at Wembley Stadium became even stronger, as Son curled a stunning strike past King to put the home side 2-0 up.

Calum Butcher replaced Ben Thompson at half-time, but it was the home side that would nudge themselves further in front on 54 minutes, as Son doubled his tally for the day by sweeping his close-range shot past King.

Onyedinma replaced Morison shortly before the hour-mark and the attacker was straight into action, beating two Tottenham defenders before finding Wallace with a cross. However, the winger could only shoot wide.

The Lions dug in in an attempt to get back into the game, but on 72 minutes, Eriksen's cross found the unmarked Dele Alli at the back post, with the England midfielder having the easiest of tasks in poking home Tottenham's fourth.

Eleven minutes from time, substitute Vincent Janssen added a fifth that was harsh on the hard-working Millwall.

Son added a third for himself and a sixth for Spurs in stoppage time.

Tottenham Hotspur: Vorm, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Son, Kane (Eriksen, 10'), Wanyama (Sissoko, 78'), Dier, Trippier, Alli (Janssen, 74'), Winks, Davies. Subs not used: Lloris, Walker, Onomah, Wimmer.

Scorers: Eriksen (31'), Son (41', 54', 90+1'), Alli (72'), Janssen (79')  

Millwall: King, Cummings, Craig, Williams, Thompson (Butcher, 46'), Gregory, Wallace (Ferguson, 69'), Webster, Morison (Onyedinma, 58'), O'Brien, Cooper. Subs not used: Girling, Hutchinson, Worrall, Romeo.

Bookings: Wallace, Craig

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Attendance: 31,137

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